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Motorbikes seized following Paeroa gang tangi

Multiple motorbikes have been seized as Police had an increased presence in the Waikato town of Paeroa today for the tangi of a Waikato-based...

Arrests following aggravated robberies in Cambridge

Police have made three arrests in relation to the aggravated robberies of two Cambridge service stations, one on 2 February and one on 7...

Fatal Police shooting in Matamata-Piako area

A man has been fatally shot by Police following a protracted incident in Waikato this afternoon. At around 12.30pm today Police conducted a vehicle stop...

Warrant to Arrest: Have you seen Nepia Taonui?

Police are seeking public’s assistance in locating Nepia Taonui, who has several warrants for his arrest. They include weapons and firearms charges and the breaching...

Operation Angelo: Police not treating Death of John Isaac as suspicious

Police are no longer treating the death of John Wirihana Isaac as a homicide. Mr Isaac’s body was located in the water near the Ngaruawāhia...

Name release, fatal crash, State Highway 23

Police are now in a position to name the woman that died following a crash on State Highway 23 near Whatawhata on 27 January. She...

Two health professionals disciplined for sexual misconduct

Two health professionals, an osteopath and a physiotherapist, were censured for separate incidents of indecently touching patients. Dr. Joseph Crozier, an osteopath from Morrinsville, was...

Police updates – crashes Otira Highway, Whatawhata

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 29 January 2024. Police appeal for witnesses to Whatawhata Crash Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash...

Whangamata burglaries: Cops release image of man who ‘might be able to assist’ with their enquiries

Whangamata Police are investigating following two burglaries in the Whangamata area reported this weekend. Both incidents took place at neighbouring properties on Port Road between...

Police updates – fatal crashes Melville, Waitaki and Queenstown

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 26 January 2024. Fatal crash – Waitaki Police can confirm one person has died following a crash in Omarama. The...

Operation Angelo update and appeal for information

Hamilton Police can now release further information regarding Operation Angelo, the investigation into the murder of John Isaac, who was found dead in the...

Operation Angelo: Police appeal for information in John Isaac homicide investigation

Waikato Police investigating the homicide of John Isaac are appealing for sightings of the victim or unusual activity around the Waikato River. 52-year-old John Isaac...

Operation Angelo: Homicide investigation launched after body found in Waikato River

The man whose body was recovered from the Waikato River near Ngaruawahia on Thursday evening can now be named as 52-year-old John Wirihana Isaac,...

Teenage girl missing from Tokoroa found

The 15-year-old reported missing from Tokoroa has been located and is safe. Police: 'Thank you to everyone who shared information.'

Gang boss strikes $300k asset deal

Jamie Pink, the 52-year-old leader of the Ngaruawahia-based Tribal Huk gang has agreed to surrender $300,000 to the Crown. The amount represents a portion of...

Operation Sundown: Woman appears in court charged with murder

Police investigating the death of a man in Hamilton have charged a 24-year-old woman with murder and are appealing for anyone with information to...

Information sought – Cambridge water incident

A search for a swimmer in Cambridge resumes this afternoon, but Police want to hear from a couple who may have seen the man...

Man charged following assault on Waikato road worker

A man was due in court today on serious charges following an incident in Waharoa that left a road worker in hospital with critical...

Worker nearly buried alive in trench collapse

A worker had to use his hands and a spade to dig his workmate free from 20 cubic metres of dirt when a trench...

Operation Smelter: Crackdown on Waikato thieves brings ‘immediate success’

Waikato Police have launched Operation Smelter, targeting a group of prolific offenders responsible for multiple aggravated robberies and commercial and retail burglaries in the...

Body recovered in search for missing swimmer

Search crews looking for a missing swimmer have located a body at Hamilton’s Gap, north of Waiuku. Formal identification has yet to take place, but...

Police updates – fatal crashes SH25 Kereta and SH94 Fiordland

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 7 January 2024. Name release - State Highway 25 crash Police can now name the man who died in...

Missing Karioitahi Beach swimmer named, search continues

Searching has continued today for a swimmer reported missing in the water near Karioitahi Beach. The missing man was swimming with two others on the...

Names of victims of recent road tragedies released

Police have released the names of the victims of recent road tragedies around the country. Serious crash, Peria The names of the two children who died...

‘Incredible rescue’ after 23 hours in the sea

A man has been saved after spending 23.5 hours in the water at sea off Whangamatā, using the reflection from his wristwatch to catch...

Man arrested after Raglan firearms incident

Police have arrested a 47-year-old man following a firearms incident at Manu Bay in Raglan on Monday. The man was arrested at a Pōkeno address...

Update: Hamilton homicide investigation

Police can now name the victim of a homicide in Melville, Hamilton on 30 December. He was Te Reo Wickliffe-Heta, aged 24, from Hamilton. 'Police extend...

Police updates – crashes in Marokopa, Te Puru & Tunnel Road Christchurch

Police updates on crimes and investigations for the morining of New Year's Eve 2023. Name release – fatal crash, Marokopa Police can now name the person...

Homicide inquiry launched in Hamilton

A homicide investigation is under way in Hamilton after a man was found deceased in Melville overnight. The man was found in the driveway of...

Fatal crash – Kaimai

Police can now confirm one person has died in a crash on State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai. The two-vehicle crash happened shortly before 12:15pm yesterday. A...

Fatal crash: Marokopa

Yesterday, a woman was located deceased following an incident involving a quad bike in Marokopa in the afternoon. Emergency services were called to Rauparaha Street...

Body located in Muriwai area

Police can advise a man has been located deceased in the Muriwai area. The body was discovered by a member of the public on the...

Serious crash, SH25, Coromandel Peninsula

State Highway 25 is closed between Hikuai and Whangamatā, while emergency services respond to a serious crash. The crash involving a car and a motorcycle...

Greazy Dogs motorbikes impounded

Cambridge Police have this week impounded four motorbikes belonging to members of the Greazy Dogs motorcycle gang, following two instances where gang members failed...

Neighbour helps bust $30k bach robbery

Police have recovered around $30,000 in goods that were stolen from a Coromandel bach. The items were recovered from a Waihi address over the weekend,...

Police updates – fatal crashes Dannevirke, Waipatu & Clarendon, Hastings water incident

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 16 December 2023. Fatal Crash, Waihola Highway, Clarendon Police can advise one person has died following a two vehicle...

Restaurant owners who exploited migrant workers must pay over $420,000

The former owners of 2 North Island restaurants who exploited migrant workers and breached numerous minimum employment standards must pay more than $330,000 in...

Have you seen David?

Police are appealing appeal for sightings of missing man David Huggan. David left his bright blue, Mitsubishi Triton ute, at the top of Sainsbury Road,...

Street racer stabbing: Appeal for information

Police are appealing for information in relation to a stabbing on State Highway 27, Springdale, Matamata-Piako District on Sunday 10 December. The stabbing occurred at...

Illegal street-racers stopped in their tracks in the Waikato

Police have issued more than 200 infringement notices and made 12 arrests after more than 1,000 anti-social road users blocked roads and exhibited unsafe...

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